Book Club Selection for January: Good Kings, Bad Kings, by Susan Nussbaum

The Lit League (book club with disability intersections) has decided on January’s read, y’all!

Good Kings, Bad Kings, by Susan Nussbaum

What’s it About? 

Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum’s powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers—alienated, funny, yearning for autonomy—except that they live in an institution for juveniles with disabilities. This unfamiliar, isolated landscape is much the same as the world outside: friendships are forged, trust is built, love affairs are kindled, and rules are broken. But those who call it home have little or no control over their fate. Good Kings Bad Kings challenges our definitions of what it means to be disabled in a story told with remarkable authenticity and in voices that resound with humor and spirit.

Everyone voted. Let’s do it.

This book should be easy to get your hands on. It’s available for free in public libraries, linked here on Amazon (which also includes Kindle and Audible for those who listen to their books) and on Barnes & Noble (includes Nook).


January 12th: Get book, start reading

January 19, 26, Feb. 2: weekly check-ins and teaser chats on our Facebook Group page

Feb. 9th: Twitter Chat, Skype/Facebook Live for the whole group to talk about the book


Sound good? Awesome 🙂 

The Lit League has decided!  Good Kings, Bad Kings, by Susan Nussbaum was selected to be our January read. The timeline and links to the book are included in this post